July 10, 2020

UIDAI shows no regret in filing compliant against ‘Messenger’


The Unique Identification Authority of India, while handling one of the serious crises it ever confronted, behaved just like a foolish king who ordered his soldiers to imprison a messenger who brought him an unpleasant message.

Importantly, just like the foolish king who initiated an irrational step, the UIDAI, it seems, also has no regret in the step it has taken.

A couple of days before, the UIDAI was informed by a journo, working in a renowned media house, that there were some flaws in the UIDAI system, by publishing a story which exposed how easy it was to access the information of the people from the UIDAI platform, which, as per those officials who manage the platform, is less vulnerable to any kinds of data breaches.

Unfortunately, the messenger was not appreciated, but was named in the case filed by the authority to investigate the data breach.

Several journalists have condemned the action taken by the official authority, saying that it is a direct attack on the ‘Freedom of Press’.

Meanwhile, the concerned department has claimed that it is their duty to take such an action. According to the UIDAI, it is not their duty, but the duty of the police to find who all are guilty and who all are not guilty.

As per the information, the case has been registered against those, involved in the exposure, under the Sections 36 and 37 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, the Section 419, 420, 468 and 471 of the IPC, and the Section 66 of the IT Act, 2000/8.     


Vignesh. S. G

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